The Shivers in the Fridge

The Shivers in the Fridge

Book - 2006
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Little, flat Sonny Shivers and his family only know it's cold and dark where they live, and whenever the earth quakes, a monstrous hand, reaching forth in a great flash of light, snatches away part of their landscape --Buttery Cliffs, towering Mt. Ketchup . . . and with the landscape goes his family, one by one, until only Sonny is left to face the monsters. Who are they? What and where is the Shivers family? Children will delight in puzzling it all out before the Shivers do.

Fran Manushkin's dry but juicy humor, spiced with food puns, carries this droll saga through shivery perils to a warm reunion on the refrigerator door. As ever, Caldecott-winner Paul O. Zelinsky's wit makes theater of the most improbable situations.

Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780525469438
Branch Call Number: JP Manus
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Zelinsky, Paul O. - Illustrator


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Dec 14, 2015

My 5 year old son loved this book.

Oct 03, 2010

Very enjoyable read. The repetition and free-verse poetry style of the writing are well-done. The illustrations are magnificent - kepp an eye out for clues as to how the Shivers came to live in the fridge and what is happening to them as they disappear! This is really a creative look at the lives of everyday, ordinary objects.

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